Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.

To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:

  • The event must take place in Utah.
  • The organization promoting the event  must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
  • The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.

If your event meets these criteria, click “Post Your Event” below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.

KCPW would like to encourage you to make the most of your post by adding a featured image and links to your organization.  Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible.  Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.

Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you are posting a class or workshop that requires registration, list just the first instance in the date and time, and include the details for subsequent classes in the description.

 

Aug
23
Tue
Eye Hand Mind: Selections fro the Africa Meets Africa Project @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center
Aug 23 – Oct 12 all-day
Eye Hand Mind: Selections fro the Africa Meets Africa Project @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center |  |  |

Exquisite objects, made for everyday use according to inherited styles of beadwork, weaving, pottery and homestead painting, reveal an astonishing integrity of design and innovation with contemporary materials and forms. And yet, the iconic master artists of rural southern Africa, national treasures, share great concern that their skill might not survive beyond their own generation.
Africa meets Africa brings these artists’ knowledge into the classroom with unique arts-skills learning methodology, integrating visual arts, history and mathematics. For example, students do geometry with their hands, as they make beadwork and weave according to inherited southern African styles. In this exhibition cultural expression is contextualized in relation to past and present needs.

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Thursday, October 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Meet visiting guests Helene Smuts, founder of Africa Meets Africa non-profit education project, and Jackie Scheiber, Africa Meets Africa curriculum specialist and math educator.

Oct
1
Sat
7th Annual Touch-A-Truck event! @ Valley Fair Mall
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
7th Annual Touch-A-Truck event! @ Valley Fair Mall  | West Valley City | Utah | United States

The Junior League is excited to host our
7th Annual Touch-A-Truck event!
Touch-A-Truck is a family fun event offering kids of all ages a hands on experience to explore large vehicles, see how they work, and even sit in the drivers seat! These large vehicles include construction trucks, utility trucks, emergency responder vehicles, helicopters, and more!
Quiet hour will be held from 10a-11a for kids who might be scared of horns and sirens.
Go to www.jlslc.org to purchase tickets!
Individual Tickets $5
Family Pass (up to 5 individuals) $20
If you are interested in partnering with us for the
2016 Annual Touch a Truck event,
please contact events@jlslc.org

Community Garden Open House @ Rose Park Community Garden
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Community Garden Open House @ Rose Park Community Garden |  |  |

Join Wasatch Community Gardens for an open house tour of this community garden!

– Tour of the garden
– Garden games
– Kids crafts
– Photo booth

For additional questions, contact Chloe Stevens, Outreach AmeriCorps at chloe@wasatchgardens.org or call 801.359.2658.

ARSENIC & OLD LACE @ Timpanogos Valley Theatre
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm
ARSENIC & OLD LACE @ Timpanogos Valley Theatre | Heber City | Utah | United States

Timpanogos Valley Theatre is excited to present Arsenic and Old Lace. Performances start at 7 pm, on September 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and October 1. The plot? Mortimer Brewster is a theater critic who wants to marry the love of his life, Elaine Harper. But when he learns that his two sweet aunts, Abby and Martha, have taken to “helping” lonely old men by serving them a glass of elderberry wine and poison, his previously stable life begins to unravel. Add to that one crazy brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and another crazy brother who returns from a homicidal past of his own, and shenanigans ensue.

Oct
2
Sun
Samba Fogo Drum Audition #1 @ SLC Arts Hub
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Samba Fogo Drum Audition #1 @ SLC Arts Hub |  |  |

We are holding an audition to welcome new percussionists into the Samba Fogo band! All instruments will be supplied, and rhythms will be provided for new drummers to learn on the spot. Previous percussion / drum experience is helpful, but we welcome all to come try out!

Drum Audition #1: Sunday, October 2 from 2pm – 4pm
SLC Arts Hub (663 W. 100 S.)

Please email info@sambafogo.com with any questions!

Gandhi Birthday Celebration @ Tracy Aviary, Liberty Park
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm
Gandhi Birthday Celebration @ Tracy Aviary, Liberty Park | Orem | Utah | United States

Celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake’s Liberty Park on Sunday, October 2, at 3 p.m. The event will celebrate peace, with music, dances of India, the planting of a tree for peace, and the annual Gandhi Peace Award—given this year to Elise Lazar. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will receive free admission to the Aviary.

Oct
3
Mon
Downwinders of Utah Launch Event @ J. Willard Marriott Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Downwinders of Utah Launch Event @ J. Willard Marriott Library |  |  |

The Downwinders of Utah Archive brings together information on Utah’s nuclear history and focuses on individuals, families, and areas that were impacted by nuclear testing. It serves as a resource and aims to educate future generations in hopes that the mistakes of the past will never occur again.
Featured Speakers Including
▪ Mary Dickson, Playwright (Exposed 2007), Downwinders Advocate
▪ Jim Matheson, Former U.S. Congressman, Downwinders Advocate
▪ Justin Sorensen, GIS Specialist, Downwinders of Utah Archive Creator
Event Highlights
▪ Exclusive archive presentation
▪ Record and share your Downwinder story
▪ Light refreshments

“Downwinders” Film Screening @ J. Willard Marriott Library
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Downwinders" Film Screening @ J. Willard Marriott Library |  |  |

No Tickets are Required for the Viewing.

“The questionable things our government will do in the name of “national security” is not something new.
It started a long time ago.”
Come see the free screening of director Tim Skousen’s “Downwinders” at the Gould Auditorium!
A panel will follow the film with panelists:
Jim Matheson, former Congressman
Mary Dickson, advocate, playwrite (Exposed)
Tim Skousen, director
with moderator Fred Esplin, Vice President of University Relations.

Oct
5
Wed
Craft Lake City and the Natural History Museum of Utah Presents: Herbal Infusions Workshop with Root + Rise Botanicals @ the Natural History Museum of Utah
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Craft Lake City and the Natural History Museum of Utah Presents: Herbal Infusions Workshop with Root + Rise Botanicals @ the Natural History Museum of Utah |  |  |

Craft Lake City announces the October workshop at the Natural History Museum of Utah with Amy Menzel of Root + Rise Botanicals. Join Menzel as she instructs participants on how to make your own herbal infused oils to enliven the body and pamper the soul. Each workshop participant will leave with their own infused oil and instructions on how to enjoy their custom creation.

Movie Night: Meet John Doe (1941) @ Springville Museum of Art
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm
Movie Night: Meet John Doe (1941) @ Springville Museum of Art |  |  |

In conjunction with our exhibition “Rock the Vote, we will be screening the movie “Meet John Doe” in the SMA Underground. A box office hit in its day, this oldie follows a political campaign that was accidentally created by a struggling, sassy newspaper columnist. Starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, the film is sentimental and hard-hitting. Come enjoy this melodramatic tale about campaigns and the common man!

Oct
6
Thu
“Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Most Famous Book You Don’t Know” @ Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
“Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Most Famous Book You Don’t Know” @ Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

Esteemed U of U English faculty — Mark Higgs Matheson, Barry Weller, and Richard Preiss — will present a lecture entitled “Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Most Famous Book You Don’t Know”. This one-hour lecture (followed by 30 minutes for Q & A) will precede the opening of the SLCPL exhibit by two days and explore the historical significance of Shakespeare’s First Folio as a publishing landmark. This is a chance for people to see “The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.”

U Drive Electric Workshop @ Sprague Library Meeting Room
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
U Drive Electric Workshop @ Sprague Library Meeting Room |  |  |

Join us for a U Drive Electric Workshop on Thursday, October 6th at the Sprague Library Meeting Room. The U Drive Electric Team will be on hand to tell you more about the benefits of driving electric, and how U Drive Electric can help you make the switch to an EV. The participating dealerships will also have EVs on display before and after the workshop. Presentations to be followed by Q&A.

Writing for Change: Social Media @ SLCC Community Writing Center
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writing for Change: Social Media @ SLCC Community Writing Center |  |  |

Social media (like Facebook and Twitter, to name a couple) is one of the most common means to spread ideas and information in our world. While social media offers great tools for exchanging ideas and opinions, it can also create conflict and problems. In this workshop, you will learn how to best structure your social media posts to engage and persuade in a positive and productive way. Bring an internet capable device or use one of ours so we can create posts during the workshop.

Craft Lake City and West Elm Presents: Leather Pet Collar Workshop with Butterbean Leather Co. @ west elm City Creek, 51 Main St.
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Craft Lake City and West Elm Presents: Leather Pet Collar Workshop with Butterbean Leather Co. @ west elm City Creek, 51 Main St.  |  |  |

Is your pet’s collar looking a little dog-eared? Join Craft Lake City at West Elm for this October’s leather pet collar workshop, featuring husband and wife team Brooke and Mike Sasser of Butterbean Leather Co. The Sassers bring their knowledge of fine leather craft to instruct participants to create a custom collar for your cat or dog. Sign-up today.

“Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars” | Lecture on Religion and Culture by Author Stephen Prothero @ Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch)
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
"Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars" | Lecture on Religion and Culture by Author Stephen Prothero @ Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch) |  |  |

Prothero will discuss themes from his new book titled “Why Liberals Win The Culture Wars: (Even When They Lose Elections)”

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah proudly presents the 2016 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion & Culture by Stephen Prothero at 7 PM on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Nancy Tessman Auditorium (map) downtown. The lecture is free and open to the public, tickets are not required.

Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Boston University. A skilled researcher and celebrated historian of religion, Prothero’s published books include: God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World – and Why Their Differences Matter, and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know – and Doesn’t. In his lecture, he will address themes from his latest book Why Liberals Win The Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections).

“Stephen Prothero’s lecture on the liberal-conservative culture wars is particularly timely.” Taking the long view, he offers context to understand the ongoing presidential campaign and a reasoned perspective on the stakes of the contest,” said professor of History and Tanner Center director Bob Goldberg.

Prothero has appeared on National Public Radio on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe.

Prothero’s lecture will be followed by a brief Q&A and a book signing hosted by The King’s English Bookshop.

Held in conjunction with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, these events are supported by Utah Humanities, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and Salt Lake City Public Library.